HLTA - September Start

Location Newton Abbot
Discipline: 1:1 SEN, ADHD
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £0.00
Contact name: Alex Moore

Contact email: alex@opus-abc.uk
Job ref: 49982
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 25/04/2022

Opus Education are currently looking for a HLTA in the Newton Abbot area for a September start. 

The academy is a specialist SEN academy that deals with children and young adults with SEMH and is a school for pupils from Year 3 and up to and including Post 16.  Initially we have opened for groups from Year 3 to Year 8.  We cater for pupils that are working at or around age equivalent expectations and have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum condition (ASC), anxiety or Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). 

Our new purpose-built school includes a soft playroom, an immersion room a library and specialist rooms for Art, Food Technology, Science and Outdoor Learning.

Included within our core offer are Lego therapy, Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) assistant group work, a TEACHH and total communication approach, Emotional Logic support, Draw to Talk and access to animals. 

Please find below job description for the role:

Main purpose of the Role: 

  • To assist the delivery of outstanding lessons, leading to significant progression and attainment for all pupils. 
  • To actively implement the school’s behaviour policy and systems in order to assist the delivery of outstanding education to our students. 
  • Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils 
  • Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion
  • Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Teaching and Learning

  • Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase participation and achievement of all pupils 
  • Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities 
  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures 
  • Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment 
  • In collaboration with the Class Teacher, organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment 
  • Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher 
  • Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable 
  • Where applicable, use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning 
  • Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher, or Senior Leadership Team 
  • Support pupils across the school  To cover and lead class teaching (under supervision) as and when appropriate 
  • Direct the work, where relevant, of other adults in supporting learning 
  • Encourage appropriate social behaviour, during school hours both in and out of school and cater for the general welfare of children; 
  • Accompany children on educational visits under the direction of the Teacher; 
  • Make, devise and maintain equipment as required, ensuring that the classroom is kept in a clean and tidy condition;


  • Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role 
  • Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available  Understand the cohort and plan accordingly 
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons 
  • Use their area(s) of expertise to contribute to the planning and preparation of learning activities, and to plan their role in learning activities 
  • Use allocated time to devise clearly structured activities that interest and motivate learners and advance their learning 
  • Plan how they will support the inclusion of pupils in the learning activities

Relevant Experience

  • Substantial experience in main stream/special school;
  • Experience of successfully working with children with SEBD;
  • Knowledge and understanding of children with medical difficulties
  • Experience of working with disaffected children either in a special or main-stream setting;
  • Evidence of an ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders built on honesty and integrity;
  • 5 GCSE to include English and Maths or equivalent
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, or similar
  • Regular Access to a car
  • Current driving license

This role is a perfect opportunity who is looking to make a genuine difference within children and young adults lives. 

If you'd like to discuss this role further, please feel free to give Alex a call on 01392322419.